capeskin

noun

cape·​skin ˈkāp-ˌskin How to pronounce capeskin (audio)
: a light flexible leather made from sheepskins with the natural grain retained and used especially for gloves and garments

Word History

Etymology

Cape of Good Hope, Africa

First Known Use

1919, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of capeskin was in 1919

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Cite this Entry

“Capeskin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/capeskin. Accessed 27 May. 2024.

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